MICHAEL SAUNDERS RUMORS

Who Are You: Michael Saunders

This post is part of a weekly series which will run each Thursday. Over the next several weeks, I’ll take a deep dive look at new members of the Phillies roster. We’re just a couple months away from settling down to watch these guys day-in and day-out for half a year, so let’s try to find out who they are and what to expect from them in 2017. Previous Installments: Howie Kendrick...
Via Crashburn Alley
9 days ago

Phillies finalize deal $9M deal with Michael Saunders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies and outfielder Michael Saunders have finalized a $9 million, one-year contract. Saunders will earn $8 million this season, and the Phillies have a 2018 option worth $10.5 million with a $1 million buyout. The option price could increase by $2.5 million: $500,000 each for making the All-Star team and reaching 560 plate appearances, and...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Phillies finalize deal with outfielder Michael Saunders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies and outfielder Michael Saunders have finalized a one-year contract. Saunders will earn $9 million this season and his deal includes an option for 2018 worth $11 million with escalators that can make it reach $14 million. It includes a $1 million buyout. A 2016 AL All-Star with Toronto, Saunders hit a career-best 24 homers and batted...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Phillies Get High-Risk Michael Saunders on Low-Risk Deal

Even on a deal as short as the one to which the Phillies and Michael Saunders agreed this week — he’ll reportedly get $9 million for one year and the club will have the option to re-up him at something like $11 to 14 million — two relevant questions emerge immediately. One: is Saunders healthy enough to believe in? And two: will the power he exhibited last year reappear in...
Via Fangraphs
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

AP source: Phillies, Saunders agree to $9M, 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Phillies had not announced the agreement. Saunders' deal was first reported by MLB.com. MLB Network reported Saunders has...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

AP source: Phillies, Michael Saunders agree to 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Phillies had not announced the agreement. Saunders' deal was first reported by MLB.com. MLB Network reported Saunders...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders Has Helped or Killed the Blue Jays

It’s been a big season for Michael Saunders, and for his career. He’s long been dogged by injury questions, and a season ago he was limited to just nine games played. For 2016 he’s been able to stay on the field, and his bat has done the talking. He’s been part of a loaded Blue Jays lineup, but he’s still third on the team in wRC+, below Edwin Encarnacion but ahead of Jose...
Via Fangraphs
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Cherry: “left wing weirdos” are happy about “All Lives Matter” anthem

“Hockey Night In Canada” personality Don Cherry’s political opinions are often just as loud as his suits, whether he’s bashing Canada staying out of Iraq or blasting “left-wing pinkos” at Rob Ford’s mayoral election, and they’re sometimes as poorly-considered. His latest such effort on that front came on Twitter Wednesday in response to a “lone wolf” member of...
Via Awful Announcing
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jays' Michael Saunders slugs three home runs versus Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays are loaded with power. It’s not a tremendous surprise that one of their hitters went deep three times in a single game. But the name of that hitter is somewhat unexpected. Michael Saunders recorded the baseball ‘hat trick’ — connecting on a trio of home runs and totaling a career-high eight runs batted in as the Blue Jays crushed the Baltimore Orioles...
Via The Sports Daily
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

By Sam Galanis It’s that time of the year again. For some reason, MLB spring training brings about the strangest and most unfortunate injuries. And Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was 2015’s first victim, tearing his left meniscus after stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls. Saunders said he felt a pop when it happened. “I just tried to walk...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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